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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

8 Airbnb Castle’s in Ireland for a stay you’ll never forget

What better way to explore Irish history, culture, and heritage, than by staying at one of these spectacular Castle Airbnb's in Ireland. Scattered around the Country in magical settings, some with historical links dating back as far as the 12th Century. Enjoy your journey in the land of the '100,00 Thousand Welcomes' ("Céad míle fáilte").

8 Airbnb Castle’s in Ireland for a stay you’ll never forget 

What better way to explore Irish history, culture, and heritage, than by staying at one of these spectacular Castle Airbnb's in Ireland. Scattered around the Country in magical settings, some with historical links dating back as far as the 12th Century. Enjoy your journey in the land of the '100,00 Thousand Welcomes' ("Céad míle fáilte").  

1. Tubbrid Castle, Co. Kilkenny 

Tubbrid Castle lies deep in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, in Co Kilkenny. Kilkenny City is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most popular spots. A hub of activity, the City is known for its great food and even better nightlife. It is also a City steeped in history and culture, and is renowned for its stunning Kilkenny Castle! If you’re thinking of having a Regal break in Ireland, then Kilkenny could be the perfect location. 

Situated just 20 minutes from the bustling Kilkenny City is another Castle, fit for a King! This gorgeous Castle sleeps up to 8 people within 3 bedrooms. It’s an ideal location for a romantic getaway, or an adventure with friends and family. 

The Castle is a unique space which was uninhabited for a Century. Over the years it has been gradually restored to its former glory. However, just because this Castle takes you back in time, doesn’t mean that you will have to forego any of life’s luxuries. 

At Tubbrid Castle you can have your breakfast looking out on the forest. For your dinner, you can retire to the lavish dining hall, and finally you can fall into a four-poster bed fit for Royals. 

This Castle is ideal for an unforgettable Airbnb getaway in Ireland, so why not check it out? 

 Castle Airbnb listing - Tubbrid Castle 

2. Cahercastle Castle, Co Galway (search Airbnb Ireland for Live like a King in my Castle) 

Cahercastle Castle was originally built during the 15th Century as a medieval tower. Over the years it has undergone a dramatic restoration and now offers accommodation for couples, or small parties of up to 4 persons. The unique master bedroom set up, has the main four-poster bed underneath a mezzanine floor built into the roof of the Castle. It features a second bed accessed via a wooden staircase. You will also have access to the kitchen and living room. In another quirk of this property, the bath is located in the living room! 

The owner is careful to point out that as a 600-year-old authentic Castle the experience might not be for everyone.  

Lots of winding staircases, a Castle that has been lovingly restored, but there are some cobwebs, and it gives you the real Irish castle experience. It's not pristine, it’s not perfect, but it's a real Castle. There are lots of sheep and cows in the nearby fields - but lots of peace and quiet.” 

Peter Hayes - owner  

Located between Athenry, Loughrea and Clarinbridge in South County Galway, and a short 25-minute drive from Galway City. You are never far from activities, or places to eat or drink. But will you even want to leave your Castle bolt hole? 

 Castle Airbnb listing - Cahercastle Castle 

3. Durhamstown Castle, Co. Meath 

We thought it appropriate, to feature an Airbnb Castle from the ‘The Royal County’, in Ireland, that is indeed fit for a King, or Queen. Located in a beautiful rural area, close to Navan in Co Meath. County Meath is a very popular tourist destination, steeped in Irish folklore. 

Hence, we introduce to you, Durhamstown Castle. This luxurious abode has 8 rooms and can sleep up to 16 people. With this property you can either book the room of your choice, or you can rent out the entire Castle. The Castle is from Norman times and dates back to 1420. 

The original vaulted rooms, of which there are 4, are still entirely intact, with plaster on the walls that is over 600 years old. Whilst staying at this property you will have access to the kitchen, the hall, the dining room, the drawing-room, and the music room. These are all interconnected, which is fantastic for larger groups. 

If you want to rest your head in the ‘longest continuously inhabited house’ in Co Meath, then why not book a night at Durhamstown Castle? 

 Castle Airbnb listing - Durhamstown Castle 

4. Turin Castle, Co. Mayo (close to Cortoon, near Galway border) 

Nestling along the western seaboard is the County of Mayo. Mayo is one Ireland’s largest county’s, the third largest to be exact. Home to Achill Island, one of Ireland’s most breath-taking tourist spots. Mayo is an ideal location for a getaway. If you really want to make the most of Mayo, you should stay in this Castle! 

Turin Castle is located in Kilmaine, Co. Mayo. Only a 35-minute drive from Castlebar and a 45 minute drive from Galway City, this Castle is situated in an enviable location. 

The castle has 5 bedrooms and can sleep 12 guests comfortably. It also possesses 5 bathrooms. Notably, the castle also has a beautiful sun terrace, ideal for drinking your morning coffee and taking in the views. 

The Castle sits on over 16 acres of rich pastureland, so if you’re looking for a relaxing country getaway in rural Ireland, then this Airbnb Castle could be a great fit for you. 

Castle Airbnb listing - Turin Castle 

5. Kilcolgan Castle, Co Galway (search Airbnb Ireland for Private Castle Accommodation) 

This lovingly restored Gothic Revival Castle was built in 1801, on the site of an earlier Medieval Castle. The Castle overlooks the Kilcolgan River and boasts views of Galway Bay. Only a short distance from Clarinbridge, renowned for its annual Oyster Festival. An excellent base then for exploring all that Galway and the surrounding areas have to offer. From the ‘City of the Tribes’ (Galway), Connemara, the Aran Islands to the Cliffs of Moher and all within driving distance. 

Inside the Castle, guests have access to several reception rooms, complete with open fireplaces. A spacious kitchen and dining area, along with a patio barbecue and the 4 bedrooms, which are located at the top of the tower. 

A stroll in the grounds of the Castle is an experience in own right. With horses, champion greyhounds, cats and hens. Not to mention fishing on the Castle’s private section of river, where you may be competing with the many wild birds on the river. A calm oasis which brings you back to nature. All while you enjoy Castle living in this beautiful part of Ireland, thanks to Airbnb. 

Castle Airbnb listing - Kilcolgan Castle 

6. Fanningstown Castle, Adare, Co Limerick 

This wonderful Gothic style Castle is situated close to Adare Manor, where the 2027 Ryder Cup will be hosted. Beautifully restored from its 12th Century origins, it now offers four-star comfort and luxury. A popular Wedding venue, for those lucky enough to stay at the Castle, a relaxed stay in the Irish countryside will long linger in the memory.   

And with 5 cosy, comfortable bedrooms, a kitchen, library, and quaint gardens, this is the perfect property for a stop off on your voyage of discovery around Ireland. 

Nestling among dairy farms in what is known as the Golden Vale of Ireland, the Castle is a short distance from Adare Village. Limerick City and Shannon Airport are also within an easy drive.  

And if you, or any of your party are golfers, then you will truly have reached the holy grail of European golf. And you won’t even need an invite, just an Airbnb Ireland booking for your own Adare Castle! 

Castle Airbnb listing - Fanningstown Castle 

7. Wilton Castle, Co Wexford 

This secluded Castle with a heritage dating back to 1247 is situated in the ‘Sunny South East’ region of Ireland. Lovingly restored over the years, its iconic chimney stacks and turreted towers, offer a spectacular vista, as guest navigate the driveway to the Castle. With 7 guest bedrooms and lovely garden walks, this Castle Airbnb is the perfect base in this lovely part of Ireland. 

Unlike many other Castle restorations in Ireland, Wilton Castle was most recently rebuilt after an arson attack, associated with the struggle for Irish Independence in 1923. After this and many other historic events down through the Centuries, the Castle now offers peace and solitude for its guests. 

Interesting attractions within an easy drive include Wexford City, which hosts the Wexford Opera Festival, in late October/early November each year. Closer to neighbouring Waterford, is the ancestral homeplace of J.F.K. at The Kennedy Homestead in Dunganstown. 

Castle Airbnb listing - Wilton Castle 

8. Drummond Tower/Castle, Drogheda, Co Louth 

On a slightly smaller scale, but all the more intimate and interesting because of this, is the Drummond Tower, or Castle, as many still refer to it. Originally built as a Folly Tower in 1858 by William Drummond Delap, in remembrance of his late Mother. The term ‘Folly’ relates to an architectural folly, that is, constructed for ornamental rather than practical reasons. 

Restored to a high standard, the Tower spans 4 levels, including a castellated roof terrace with extensive views of the surrounding countryside. With only the one bedroom, kitchen, living room and roof area. This is the perfect bolthole for that romantic break away from the stresses of modern living. 

Enjoying a great location in Co Louth, this is the perfect base if you wanted to explore the history and scenery of the neighbouring Counties of Meath, Monaghan and Armagh. 

Castle Airbnb listing - Drummond Castle 

How to book an Airbnb Castle in Ireland 

To check on availability for these fantastic Castle’s on Airbnb Ireland, please follow the links below each description above. Due to the popular nature of these properties, it is not always possible to find these Castles by carrying out a normal Airbnb property search. 

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